Location: Chicago, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the position of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.
Qualified candidates are fellowship-trained and board-certified/eligible in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Rush is home to an outstanding Pediatric training program, and the position has a strong teaching component for medical students and pediatric residents. Responsibilities will include consultation and follow-up with ample opportunities for program development, leadership, clinical research, and teaching. In addition, candidates should possess a strong commitment to clinical care, education, and research.
The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics program at the Rush University Medical Center provides interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment services for children with developmental and behavioral problems. Our program strengths include an autism diagnostic program, complex ADHD/school problems clinic, and NICU follow up. At the Rush University Medical Center, there are additional strengths in translational research work with clinical trials of new drugs targeted to CNS mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disorders. Additional on-site providers include Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists. Our division works in close collaboration with Pediatric Neurology, Child Psychiatry including the Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center, Clinical Genetics, Child Psychology, and the Rush Communication Disorders Graduate School. The Rush Child Neurology Division houses the 2nd largest Fragile X Clinic in the country. The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Neurology Divisions have combined translational research programs with outcome measures research and clinical trials for targeted treatments for Fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Down syndrome, Niemann-Pick type C, Muscular Dystrophy and Rett syndrome. We have strong partnerships with community advocacy organizations that include families and individuals with autism, Fragile X, Angelman syndrome and Down syndrome. This recruitment is part of a key strategic growth initiative within the Departments of Pediatrics.
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation's best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet(r) designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.